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become for the holidays. the country teetering on the brink of the fiscal cliff. we'll meet some small business owners who say they're already struggling to stay afloat in this uncertainty could push them over the edge. >>> and an iowa dental assistant fired for being too good-looking. she's sues but does she win. we'll hear from her. [ nyquil bottle ] hey tylenol, you know we're kinda like twins. [ tylenol bottle ] we are? yeah we both relieve coughs, sneezing, aches, fevers. and i relieve nasal congestion. overachiever. [ female announcer ] tylenol® cold multi-symptom nighttime relieves nasal congestion. nyquil® cold and flu doesn't. >>> republicans and democrats have left town for the holidays. if they also leave us to go over the fiscal cliff who will americans blame? cnn's paul stein hauser takes a look at the latest polls. >> hey, miguel. first things first, americans are worried about the tax increases and spending cuts that would kick in if the nation falls off the fiscal cliff at the end of the year. check this out, seven of ten questioned in our cnn/orc national poll said t
over the fiscal cliff. chris, what do you think's going to happen? >> up till thursday, when the house voted down or didn't vote but obviously they didn't have the votes even to take up plan b i thought this was washington jockeying and posturing. but after boehner's plan b went down without a vote, i think there's a chance we could go over the cliff. you could see it in the markets on friday when they went down 120 points and could go down more next week. brasso thanks we're going over the cliff and conrad is saying, because he's not happy with the obama pair down plan to extend the tax cuts below $250,000 and extend unemployment. he wants to split the difference between the last offers boehner and the president made before plan b. i think that's a tough road to hoe and what this will come down to is your going to be asking republicans to rejected raising taxes on people below $1 million to now accept -- i mean extended bush tax cuts below $1 million to extend only to 250,000. they would have to take a more dramatic step than the one they rejected. >> the word cliff is dramatic and so
cliff and bonds making up the sunday morning programs led by nbc's "meet the press." nancy, good morning. >> top is include the shootings in connecticut and gun-control. also the nra, negotiations on the fiscal cliff and the latest report on benghazi. all five begin at noon eastern beginning with "meet the press." welcoming the ceo of the nra, democratic senator chuck schumer, republican senator lindsay graham and a you talk congressman. at 1:00, "this week." they include former dea administrator and republican senator isaacson. at 2:00 p.m., "fox news sunday" with john barasso. also senator kent conrad and the senior pastor of the saddle back church, rick warren. south carolina republican, ohio republican congressman, and an independent senator, joseph lieberman. at 4:00, "face the nation." talking with nra president, such as kay bailey hutchison, senator mark warner, and also an interview with south carolina designator -- senate designate and ben affleck. rearing on c-span radio and brought to you as a public service by the networks and c- span. at noon, meet the press. 1:00, this week
show. >>> from the fiscal cliff to gun control nra executive vice president was on "meet the press" this morning and here is part of what he said. >> i don't understand why you can't just for a minute imagine that when that horrible monster tried to shoot his way into sandy hook school that if a good guy with a gun would have been there he might have been able to stop it. >> nbc news editor is with me in the studio. there were armed guards at columbine. >> we know the nra is going to dig in. nothing is going to change until the other side can show that it can win these kinds of arguments. we saw this with environmental regulations in the 70s. you saw this in the 90s with the assault weapons ban. i think a lot of democrats got spooked after the mid 90s because so many of them lost their seats. the nra has the power where they can say to their members go to that person's town hall, make sure that they are hit with the questions that we want them hit with. until there is a movement the other direction you are not going to see very much change. >> do you think that the nra has as much
association, wayne lapierre joins me. will there be a debt deal before we reach the fiscal cliff on january 1? and the political roundtable on the president's priorities for the new year. that's all coming up on "meet the press" this morning. >>> and now, the state's biggest casino in national harbor will begin 24 hour operations, and the expansion is part of the bill maryland voters approved last month. >>> and then tomorrow is the holiday spectacle. the water skiing santa and his knee boarding reindeer. he will step on to some water skis and jet up and down the potomac. rain or shine it's going to happen, and the best view is from national harbor. this is the 27th year for the event. >> we know santa will be a little busy for his trip around the world, so he spent his saturday taking a quick swim. kids got to see st. nick in the water with fish and sea turtles and all the other ocean creatures out there. hopefully the reindeer don't get jealous seeing santa with the wish. >> what can this guy not do? he water skis. he runs the sleigh, and knows how to dive. if you are headed out to the harb
. lester? >>> turning now to politics, from the looming fiscal cliff to the ongoing con tro versus over the nra's recent comments following the sandy hook elementary strategy. a lot to discuss with david gregory, moderator of "meet the press." the president and congress have left town for the holidays. any chance they might come back early, any sense of a deal in the works? >> i think there is a deal in the works. it is just a smaller deal. they will be back next thursday. i have been talking to folks on capitol hill and the white house. i think they are going for a smaller deal that could put off some of the effects of the fiscal cliff and get a tax cut extension for those making $250,000 or less. wealthier americans would pay for. you would avoid the fiscal cliff for now. you kick the can down the road. this is washington dysfunction at its height but it would forestal the cliff >>> i wonder if we are seeing a change to speaker boehner that got his hand slapped by some members of his party. is there long-term damage here? >> the white house is that they don't have a real partner to ne
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in protecting our diplomats. at a time when our country is looming near fiscal cliff and see -- see questions station is around the bend how do you protect? he is a member of the armed services committee from california. congressman, thank you very much for joining us. >> good to be with you. >> tell us a little more about this and how we need to be protected. >> well, wree certainly going to put the -- we are certainly going to put the resources into it. last year the congress put $200 million out of the security budget for the state department. so we are going to have to find the money. we are going to have to put those resources there first for the state department, and clearly there is a role for the military. there is a quick reaction for us in the military. it needs to be ready to go. we have consulates and embassies around the world. it will be difficult to the next point and we really need the intelligence, the cia and the other resources from the military to understand what is going on in the various countries. every country perhaps even in america is at risk of some sort of terroris
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